Determining value of classic homes

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I live in a small town where there are plenty of homes built in the 20s and 30s they have been converted to duplexes.

However I believe these homes would be good converted back to single families.

My question is with little to no comps how can value be determined

@Terrance Clark the best one line answer I can give you is find an experienced local agent and have them run a CMA. It takes me about 10 minutes to give you a ballpark with relativley high certainty. But I also do this almost every day..

Houses built as a single family never make a good duplex. The main issue are the (back) stairs, usually too narrow to bring furniture upstairs. Restoring them to the architectual intent makes good sense.

Financially speaking it goes against a basic principle in real estate - the pieces are worth more sold individually than the entire sum - in other words: buy by the acre, sell by the foot.